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Austin Divorce Mediation Lawyer

Typically, parties to a divorce are required to undergo mediation before their divorce case is set for a final orders hearing if the parties have not come to an agreement on the terms of the divorce. This reflects a general public policy that mediation actually helps the parties resolve their divorce in many instances. This reduces the financial cost of the divorce to the parties and lessens the stress of both the parties and the children involved, if any. The Law Offices of Sue Berkel can help you resolve your divorce at a reasonable cost through mediation.

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Divorce mediation involves a neutral third party to guide negotiations

Engaging in mediation requires the attendance of both parties, who usually have their lawyer accompany them, and a licensed neutral mediator, who is also usually a lawyer. The parties and their lawyers sit in separate rooms, although the parties and their lawyers may all sit in the same room if they choose and that arrangement is conducive to the settlement of the divorce. The mediator moves from one party to the other in an attempt to address the concerns of both parties until a mediated settlement agreement is drafted and agreed to.

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In some divorces the parties may not come to an agreement on all the terms of the divorce, but even coming to an agreement on some of the terms of the divorce helps narrow the issues for trial and thereby lessen the expense of the divorce. If the mediation is not successful, the parties can then take their case before a Judge who will resolve the remaining issues. The Law Offices of Sue Berkel have helped numerous clients successfully resolve their divorces through mediation.